Comprehensive Tobacco Free School policies reduce youth initiation and exposure to secondhand smoke exposure.
.Smoking is the #1 preventable cause of death in Nebraska and is a public health concern. As a fair board you can take a step to protect your community by passing a smoke free policy.
The scientific evidence is clear: secondhand smoke causes serious diseases and premature death among nonsmokers. Secondhand smoke is harmful in outdoor setting as there is no safe level for exposure.
It is for this reason Nebraska passed the Clean Indoor Air Act and why communities across Nebraska are passing tobacco free policies for outdoor areas. Panhandle fairs were the first in the state to pass tobacco/smoke free polies; now, the Nebraska State Fair has smoke-free areas: all buildings including 20 feet of the entrance, the family fun zone, and the outdoor concert area.
We encourage you to join the movement and make your kid friendly areas smoke or tobacco free zones, including the midway, the livestock pavilion, the grandstands and the food court or any one area.
Panhandle Public Health District is committed to working with you to develop a tobacco free policy that is right for your fair. We will provide technical assistance and nice metal personalized signage at no cost.
County Fair Tobacco Free Policies in the Panhandle
- Morrill 100% smoke-free
- Scotts Bluff smoke-free midway, livestock pavilion, and grandstands
- Box Butte smoke-free grandstands
- Sheridan smoke-free livestock pavilion policy